Fine Unusual Persian Mashad Carpet

Rug #020
Size: 310 x 222 cm / 10.2 x 7.3 ft
Handwoven in: 

Fine Mashad Carpet, allover ascending tree design Wool Pile

The holy city of Mashad is the capital of Khorasan and although significantly important carpets were made in the region, namely Herat, in the 17th century, Mashad itself and surrounding towns namely Doroksh, Mud and Birjand rose to significance following the ‘Revival’ of the handmade Persian carpet industry which began in the late 19th century. Weavers from other established urban carpet producing centres were encouraged to set up workshops there and pursue excellence in the production of decorative furnishing carpets predominantly in the styles of carpets produced during the ‘Golden Era’ of 17th century Safavid carpet production. The most famous Ustaden of the first half of the 20th century were ‘Emoglie’, (Amoghli), whos’ workshops were in Mashad. His workshops created some of the most technically fine and accomplished artistic works of woven art of the first half of the 20th century.

Significantly, it is known that Reza Shah Pahlavi commissioned carpets from the Emoglie workshops, and from a selected few others in the late 1920’s and 1930’s, a testament to these highly regarded Persian Mashad carpet Ustaden (designers).




Mashad Carpet. This piece was handwoven in Mashad , Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.